Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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2/17/22  4:49 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Continue with sound scientific action

We all know that the COVID debate has gotten to politicized.  Looking through the first comments regarding mask requirements, it is clear that people are passionate about this issue.  But we are in the midst of another surge.  How does it makes sense to relax safety protocol in the middle of a surge?  That feels like political posturing, and that is bad for Virginia.  Apparently the Department of Labor voted to remove a permanent COVID Standard, which absolutely makes sense.  We are going to be stuck with this virus for the foreseeable future, and we can't continue to isolate forever.  But please don't remove all safety protocols simply because it is politically expedient.  We must carefully plan for how to learn to live with this virus, it does not make sense to immediately undo all of the safety protocols at once to satisfy a few outspoken constituents.

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